Sebring Village Association — July — 2017
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From the Association ~ Walt D'Alessandris
“Hi” to all the wonderful residents at Sebring Village. I hope summertime arrives here soon, and it warms up a bit… (who said that?) We were wanting some rain and we sure have gotten our share! The Board had a “Meet the New Community Managers Sandy and Henry” meeting that was very enjoyable. Sandy and Henry are a very cordial couple and it can be readily seen that they will be a great asset to our “Village.” They have shown an interest in becoming involved, and are very receptive to any ideas that would enhance living here at Sebring Village. They bring with them an abundance of experience in property management. When you have the chance to introduce yourself, you will find that they are very “home friendly.” The park looks great, and many thanks go to Gary, Michael and the “new guy,” Henry, for doing such an outstanding job. The “Association” Board was given the job of exploring the feasibility of merging with the “Corporation” Board. On advice from our Attorney and a CPA, they have concluded, that a merger would not be in our best interest. The Boards have different roles, but, they both have a common goal; that is to provide the residents with the best protection and living conditions possible. The “Association” Board was always intended to be a social and “fun and games” entity and operated in a simple manner. However, none of this is “written-in-stone,” and the final decision will be with the Membership. Our intent is not to disagree with anybody, but to try to make the decision that is in everyone’s best interest. Remember to do something nice for your neighbor.
Fourth of July Celebration
Tuesday, July 4th, 3 p.m.
This is a “pot luck” dinner and the Association will be serving hot dogs with all the fixings. We will also serve coffee, lemonade and ice tea. But, bring your own beverage if you prefer something with a little “kick” in it. This is going to be a real fun event for all, and “celebrate” we will! Think back to a good “ole-fashion” family picnic, after all, we are all family here in Sebring Village. Wear comfortable clothes or your bathing suits and be prepared for a great time. Lots of surprises await you. So, come on down and sign up for this event on the Clubhouse bulletin board so that we know how many hot dogs to purchase.
Your Corporation ~ www.SebringVillage.org ~ John Gates, Pres. SV Corp.
As most of you know, in February, the Corporation proposed to the Association that the two groups merge into a single, unified, umbrella organization that would handle all activities and administrative matters for all residents of our Park. We knew there would be obstacles to overcome, but, we felt that blending our strengths and assets would be in everyone’s best interest going forward.
In early June, the four, year-round Executive Members of the Association sent us a report entitled, “Refuse Merger.”
The Corporation Board of Directors believes that what we offered was simple and easy to understand for all residents. That is; one membership card, one membership fee, one monthly meeting, one common place for Homeowners to lodge complaints and concerns, one Attorney, one Annual Liability Insurance Policy and one unified voice when dealing with Park Management.
The Corporation Board of Directors will carry on with a “business-as-usual” approach for the upcoming Winter season. We will conduct a Membership Meeting in November, nominations in December, door-to-door membership blitz in January, and, elections at the Annual Meeting in January. As well, we will likely hold a “Special Information” Meeting in February or March to provide all residents with an update on our preparations for the May negotiations on lot rental rates.
The Corporation Board of Directors wishes to thank the 175 residents who supported us in 2017 with their membership purchase. We are very grateful for your support. We look forward to seeing all of you in the Fall and continuing to carry out our legislated mandate to serve all of you.
Community Manager’s Message ~ Sandy and Henry Haywood
Summer is upon us, and we are thankful for the rain! The month has flown by, and we are settling in and enjoying getting to know all of you. By now, most of you are aware, that we had three burglaries over the Memorial Day weekend. We have been working with Law Enforcement to help identify anything that may help solve these. I think it is the assumption, based on the facts we do have, that this was likely someone walking by and checking for unsecured doors to easily enter. While we are doing all that we can to keep our community safe, it is imperative that we remember our personal safety, and protection of our homes is our responsibility. We must be diligent in keeping our homes locked, and our storage areas and vehicles secured. The use of a child alarm which makes a loud noise when a door is opened is a great and inexpensive tool that would alert you if you left your door unlocked and someone came inside. Using sensor lighting outside your home and adding deadbolts are also good options. We have just completed an upgrade of our security cameras and can now see greater details on vehicles and tag numbers that are coming and going through our main entrance. We also have been made aware that we are having phone scammers trying to convince residents that they owe money, and by sharing personal information and details, this makes it more likely that they will succeed or at least intimidate. If you get any call from a number or person accusing you of a debt that you are not aware of, hang up, and if it continues, we would suggest that you call the Sheriff and report this. They are tracking the source of these calls. We will begin our lot inspections soon, and wanted to make you aware that we will be sending out an email blast, or letter, to those of you that do not have email. If you do use email, and the office does not have this information, please update it as soon as possible. We will begin using our Constant Contact database to communicate important information to you. This will explain in a bit more detail what we will be focusing on. We will have some updates to our “Rules & Regulations” in the coming months, as we need to be more specific and bring more clarity to some things that are now very subjective and vague. This is in an effort to keep Sebring Village a beautiful and inviting community for us all. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.
Please remember NOT to park on the grass outside the Clubhouse. If you need assistance getting into the front door, please have someone drop you off and then park your cart in the parking lot. Don’t forget to sign-up for the Appreciation Picnic which will be held on July 14th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Clubhouse. Food and drinks will be provided! Have a great July, and try to stay cool!
“If someone were to pay you ten cents for every kind word you said about people and collected five cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor? ~ Author unknown
Summer Activities ~ Sue Cronin
Playing Catch Up…
I would like to thank Bunny, Cheryl, Suellen, Mary, Sandy, and Joanne for all their help in cooking, setting up, cleaning up and decorating for the two “Movie Nights” we held. For those who came out and supported us, a GREAT BIG KUDOS TO YOU!
Also, thank you all, for the tremendous help you gave for our “Memorial Day” celebration. Thank you, Mary, Jean, Rita, Judy, Cheryl, and Bunny.
Fourth of July Celebration
July 4th at 3 p.m.
July 22nd at 3 p.m
$ 2.00 Members - $ 3.00 Guests
I am trying to find someone who can take over these two events for me as I am preparing to leave town to take care of personal business and to bury my Mom. Please call me if you are interested at 863-635-6164.
Benevolences ~ Amy Slane
“Get Well Wishes” sent to Lyle Hildebrand for his surgery.
Prayers were sent to Don & Kathy Nowacki for the loss of their daughter, as well as Kay Kelly for the loss of her daughter. Both of these beloved daughters lost the battle with their long-fought illnesses.
“Residents & Friends Summertime Pool Party Picnic”
Rickert Properties & Sebring Village cordially invites all our residents and friends to the “Residents & Friends Summertime Pool Party Picnic” which will be on Friday, July 14th from 11a.m. – 2 p.m. We will have finger foods, drinks and DJ entertainment. We encourage all our residents to ask their friends from outside the community to join us!
R.O.M.E.O.’s ~ John Arata
In July we will be going to “Southern Hospitality” at 3953 U.S. Hwy 27 So., Wednesday, July 19th at Noon. Call John Arata at 863-385-0885.
J.U.L.I.E.T.’s Luncheon ~ Glenda Gibson & Becky Moore
The Sebring Village “Juliets” luncheoned together at Sonny's BBQ on June 8th, with 14 “Juliets” attending. Sally Johnson brought a guest, Sarah Labeau. The blessing was given by Jean Knutson and was very nice. Thank you, Jean, it was greatly appreciated.
Sonny's BBQ furnished us a door prize which was a free piece of peach cobbler, and won by Becky Moore.
Our next luncheon will be at “Dutcher's Diner” located at 1012 W. Main St. in Avon Park, on Thursday, July 13th at 12:00 p.m.
Please don't forget to add your name to the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Clubhouse. We hope to see everyone in July!
Singles and Friends ~ Leslie Maschue
Please watch the bulletin board and sign-up for our July dinner out. It should be on Saturday, July 15th! Let me know if you have ideas for new (or old favorite) places to go.
Cirrus Street Dinner ~ Pete Mezza
The Cirrus St. dinner will meet at “Island View Restaurant” at Sun ‘n Lake Golf Course on Thursday, July 20th, at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome.
Pinochle ~ Pete Mezza
Pinochle is played on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday. Start time is at 6:30 p.m. All level of players are welcome. For more information call Pete at 863-414-2110.
Water Aerobics ~ Audrey Eddinger
Water Aerobics will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday thru Friday. Saturday sessions will be discontinued. Any questions, please contact Audrey Eddinger at 610-334-8547.
Knitting & Crocheting ~ Carol DeArmitt
The Knitting and Crocheting group will continue meeting on Mondays at 1 p.m.
Coffee Tyme ~ Helen Hutchison
Coffee Tyme will only be on the first Friday of the month in July and going until November, when it will resume weekly. The nurses will still be coming every month and the time will remain 8:30 a.m.
Water Volleyball is every Wednesday at 4 p.m. Join us at the pool and let’s have a blast. We play for one hour, with very little rules but many laughs.
Coming in August…
Life Line Screening
We will be hosting “Life Line Screening,” at the Clubhouse, Tuesday, August 8th from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. It is the same screening we hosted in 2016. Life Line Screening is a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings. They provide Ultrasound screenings, which are painless and non-invasive, to identify risk factors for Cardiovascular Disease which include:
They also have an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early. You can register online today at: www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle and receive your “community circle” discount and your preferred appointment time.
Bingo ~ Continues every Thursday, at 7:00 p.m.
Bridge ~ Monday evening, at 6:30.
Bunco ~ Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m.
Euchre ~ Wednesday evening, at 7:00 p.m.
Hand and Foot ~ every evening at 7:00 p.m. provided there is no conflict.
Golf Sebring Village ~ Shotgun starts every Wednesday, at 8:15 a.m., and at 1:00 p.m., at Sebring Golf
Knitting & Crocheting ~ Monday, at 1:00 p.m.
Pepper/Bid Euchre ~ Tuesday, at 6 p.m.
Pinochle ~ Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Pool-Shooters ~ Thursday, at 7:00 p.m.
Poker ~ Sunday, 6-8 p.m.; Thursday, 6-8 p.m.
Texas Hold ’Em ~ 7 p.m. sharp.
Water Aerobics ~ Monday – Friday, 9 am- 10 am
Water Volleyball ~ Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Upcoming Events For 2017
July 4th – 4th of July Celebration – 3 p.m.
Sign-up sheet. Free Event
July 14th – Residents & Friends Summertime Pool Party Picnic – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sign-up sheet, Free Event
July 22nd – Hawaiian Luau – 3 p.m.
$2.00 members and $3.00 non-members
August 5th – Roaring 20's Dance – 7 p.m. – Tickets. Live Music. $5.00 members and $7.00 non-members
August 8th - "Lifeline Screening" – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the clubhouse. Same event as was hosted in 2016.
August 26th – Soup and Sub Night – 5 p.m.
Sign-up sheet and tickets – $5.00 members and $6.00 non-members
September 4th – Labor Day Party – 3 p.m.
Sign-up sheet. – Free Event
September 22nd – Shrimp Boil – 5 p.m.
$12.00 members and $14.00 non-members
October 7th – Vegas Carnival Night – 5 p.m.
Tickets sold at door for games and snack bar food.
October 27th – Italian Dinner and Show – 5 p.m.
$7.00 members and $9.00 non-members
October 31st – Halloween Dance - 7 p.m.
Tickets. -$5.00 members and $7.00 non-members
Anniversaries & Birthdays ~ Amy Slane
July Calendar ~ Bill Bowling